Denney/Frazier in 2012
|Country represented||United States|
November 19, 1992 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Former partner||Mandy Garza|
|Coach||Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton|
|Former coach||Ingo Steuer, Silvia Fontana, John Zimmerman, Dalilah Sappenfield, Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston|
|Choreographer||John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Renee Roca|
|Former choreographer||Julie Marcotte, Dalilah Sappenfield|
|Skating club||All Year FSC Culver City|
|Training locations||Geneva, Illinois|
|Former training locations||West Palm Beach, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 Skate America
2014 Skate America
2014 Skate America
Brandon Frazier (born November 19, 1992) is an American pair skater. With partner Haven Denney, he is a two-time Skate America silver medalist (2014, 2016), the 2014 CS Lombardia Trophy champion, the 2013 World Junior champion, and the 2015 U.S. national silver medalist.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Programs
- 4 Competitive highlights
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Brandon Frazier and Haven Denney first teamed up in 2002 as roller skaters before switching to the ice. As figure skaters, they competed together for three seasons from 2005 to 2008, coached by Jim Peterson and Lyndon Johnston. After two seasons on the juvenile level, the pair moved up a level and won the 2008 U.S. intermediate bronze medal. With their families living in different states, the skaters decided to part ways.
Skating with Mandy Garza, Frazier was 8th at a 2010–11 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria and 5th on the junior level at the 2011 U.S. Championships. Garza and Frazier announced the end of their partnership in February 2011.
2011–12 season: Junior Grand Prix debut
Denney/Frazier teamed up again in spring 2011. They competed on the 2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, placing 8th and 7th in Latvia and Austria. They won the junior title at the 2012 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 2012 World Junior Championships where they placed 4th. The pair was coached by Dalilah Sappenfield in Colorado Springs, Colorado until the fall of 2012 when they moved to Coral Springs, Florida to train with John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana at Coral Gables.
2012–13 season: World Junior title
In the 2012–13 season, Denney/Frazier finished 4th at the 2012–13 ISU Junior Grand Prix event held in Lake Placid, New York. They won gold at the 2013 World Junior Championships, the first American pair to win the title since 2007.
2013–14 season: Grand Prix debut
For the 2013–14 season, the team placed fifth at both their Grand Prix events, the 2013 Skate Canada International and 2013 NHK Trophy. They were also fifth at the 2014 U.S. Championships and then fourth at the 2014 U.S. Championships.
2014–15 season: First senior medals
In 2014–15, Denney/Frazier won medals at two Challenger Series events – gold at the 2014 CS Lombardia Trophy and silver at the 2014 CS Skate Canada Autumn Classic. Turning to the Grand Prix series, they won their first GP medal, silver, at the 2014 Skate America and then finished fourth at the 2014 Rostelecom Cup. In the second half of the season, Denney/Frazier won the silver medal at the 2015 U.S. Championships. After nationals, they began training full-time under Ingo Steuer. They finished 7th at the 2015 Four Continents and 12th at the 2015 World Championships.
In April 2015, Denney/Frazier changed their training location from Coral Springs, Florida, to West Palm Beach, Florida. Soon after, on April 22, Denney sustained a knee injury while practicing a throw double flip off the ice. She said, "When I landed, my foot stayed and my body kept rotating" and she then heard "a couple of loud pops". Having torn the anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament, and bilateral and lateral meniscus in her right knee, she underwent surgery on April 28 at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
Denney put no weight on her right leg for six weeks and then began physical therapy before returning to the ice in October 2015. During this time, Frazier worked on his skating skills under Marina Zueva and her team in Canton, Michigan. In October, the pair started training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Initially limited to basic stroking and crossovers, Denney began cautiously practicing jumps in late November.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP NHK Trophy||5th|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||4th|
|GP Skate America||2nd||2nd|
|GP Skate Canada||5th||4th|
|CS Autumn Classic||2nd|
|CS Nepela Memorial||4th|
|U.S. Champ.||10th V||3rd I||1st J||5th||5th||2nd|
|Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; J = Junior|
|U.S. Championships||3rd N||5th J|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
- "Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
- Walker, Elvin (May 27, 2012). "Second time a charm for Denney and Frazier". Golden Skate.
- Rutherford, Lynn (January 24, 2012). "Colorado junior pairs face California challenge". IceNetwork.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- Cloutier, Claire (September 21, 2016). "Interview with Denney/Frazier". A Divine Sport.
- "Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016.
- "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on April 20, 2013.
- "Mandy GARZA / Brandon FRAZIER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014.
- "Mandy Garza / Brandon Frazier". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012.
- Rutherford, Lynn (May 17, 2013). "Change of scenery serves Denney, Frazier well". IceNetwork.com.
- Slater, Paula (April 22, 2015). "Denney and Frazier regroup with Steuer". Golden Skate.
- Rutherford, Lynn (August 10, 2015). "On the mend: Denney plans August return to ice". IceNetwork.com.
- Brannen, Sarah S. (April 25, 2016). "Denney, Frazier seek fresh start in Chicago". IceNetwork.com.
- Rutherford, Lynn (July 25, 2016). "Denney, Frazier win Skate Detroit free in return". IceNetwork.com.
- "Aaron and Settlage End Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. August 10, 2016.
- "Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
- Rutherford, Lynn (July 26, 2014). "Detroit postcards: More pair action off ice than on". IceNetwork.com.
- "Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014.
- "Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 26, 2013.
- "Competition Results: Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER". International Skating Union.
- "Competition Results: Mandy GARZA / Brandon FRAZIER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
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